Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issues guidelines for international arrivals

By Rajan Nath - May 24, 2020 3:05 pm

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday issued fresh guidelines for international arrivals as safety measures to prevent coronavirus.

As per the guidelines, before boarding, all the travellers shall give an undertaking that they would undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days - 7 days paid institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of health.

The home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days, as assessed by the receiving states, only in exceptional cases like human distress, pregnancy, death in the family, serious illness, and parents accompanied by children below 10 years.

All the passengers have been asked to download the Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices. The passengers will only be allowed to board after the thermal screening.

Meanwhile, a self-declaration form in the duplicate shall be filled by the person in the flight and a copy of the same will be given to the health and immigration officials present at the airport. Likewise, the forms may also be made available on the Aarogya Setu app.

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On arrival, thermal screening of the passengers would be done by the Health officials present at the airport. Those found to be symptomatic during the screening shall be immediately isolated and taken to the medical facility as per the health protocol.

-PTC News